Beat the heat this summer by making some icy treats from USDA Mixing Bowl that are tasty and cool. These recipes can be made quickly and are sure to be a family favorite. Take a look below for healthy treats that can help you cool off from the heat.
Strawberry Yogurt Pops
All you’ll need for this tasty recipe are strawberries, low-fat strawberry yogurt, and an ice cube tray. Strawberry Yogurt Pops make for refreshing summer time snacks or an after dinner dessert. You’ll start off by cutting strawberries into bite size pieces and mixing in low-fat strawberry yogurt. Next, you’ll pour this mixture into your ice cube tray and place into the freezer. Once frozen, you’re ready to enjoy this treat. Give the recipe a try as is, or spice it up by adding in your favorite fruit pieces. Get the full recipe below.
Easiest Banana Ice Cream
Make your own healthy home-made ice cream. By making your own ice cream at home, you can limit the sugar and add extra flavor with fresh or frozen fruit. This ice cream is called the “Easiest Banana Ice Cream” because it only uses two ingredients and can be made pretty fast. Frozen banana pieces are blended with 1% milk and then frozen. After a couple of hours, your ice cream is ready to be enjoyed. Try it out today, by taking a look at the recipe below.
If you’ve never tried a fruit slush, the summertime is a great time to make this cool drink. A slush is not quite a smoothie, and not quite a shake. It falls somewhere in between, but is equally delicious. This recipe uses cantaloupe or watermelon, but you can customize your fruit slush to your liking by adding pineapples, strawberries, or blueberries. With only two tablespoons sugar, this recipe gets most of its sweetness from fresh, frozen, or canned fruit. “Serve this fruit slush as a drink or a dessert, and keep leftovers in the fridge for later. Pour it over fresh ice when you’re ready to eat” (USDA Mixing Bowl). Take a look at the Fruit Slush recipe below.
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